CJ Wiley, the folk meets country garage-rock artist, is fresh off the release of their debut single, “All Our Love”, which dropped today, Cinco de Mayo.
Wiley’s sound has been compared to that of Sharon Van Etten, Courtney Barnett, and even a hint of Shania Twain. Combining elements of classic country and old-school rock with sentimental folk-like lyrics, Wiley’s music is starting to earn them plenty of attention in the Canadian music scene.
All Our Love is also the title of Wiley’s debut EP, set for release in summer 2022.
The EP was recorded at Banquet Sound in Toronto, and features well-known musician Dani Nash, and was produced by Nixon Boyd. “This EP has a few themes; it tells a story of teen nostalgia, finding humor in hardship and reflecting on push and pull relationships,” Wiley says about the album. The EP will also feature songs, “Don’t Die Charlie”, “Running Backwards”, and of course, “All Our Love”.
“All Our Love” is an upbeat yet dreamy track, complete with Wiley’s honeyed vocals and poetic lyrics. “Yeah, we’re gonna hold on till all our love is gone,” croons Wiley.
The new track sheds light on how chaos can feel like home. If we don’t know loving care, we can end up thinking that love and pain are the same thing. This song tells a story of “getting caught in a push-pull dynamic and feeling as though there’s no way out,” says Wiley about the new single.
With their magnetic voice and endearing sound, CJ Wiley is carving out their own niche in the scene. “All Our Love” is a tantalizing appetizer of what’s to come on their approaching EP.